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From Combat To Connection: Turning Conflict Into A Productive Force

We were sitting in our tiny rental car facing off with a herd of elephants. A herd of very large elephants. My 18-year-old daughter Sydney and I had only just crossed the border into Hluhulwe Imfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa when we…
January 8, 2020 by Roy Group

Waking Up – And Showing Up

I had a tough wake-up call early in my leadership career. I guess it was about 20 years ago. Back then, in my mind I was bulletproof. I was unstoppable. I was amazing. All you had to do was ask me. I would have told you. But actually, I was…
November 4, 2019 by Roy Group

North Vancouver School District Takes Up The Leadership Sword

Helping people across the threshold from leadership to mentorship is our specialty at Roy Group. We were honoured late last year to work with teachers and administrators from Handsworth Secondary and Carson Graham Secondary schools in School…
October 11, 2019 by Roy Group
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From Row Boat to Zodiac – Re-finding My Entrepreneurial Spark

Because I lost it… My life would not be the same had it not been for taking on the CEO role at Columba 1400 on Skye. This assignment introduced my brand new family and I to lifelong friends; together we made a huge difference to an entire…
October 9, 2019 by Roy Group
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A Coaching and Leadership Journey

By Keith Driscoll A little over six years ago, I and my colleagues on the management team at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) participated in a Roy Group experience called The Leader's Discipline™. This two-day experience was the gateway…
June 1, 2017 by Roy Group

To Be a Coach for Children

By Vanessa Braun To be a coach for children is to see the individual potential and to create the space for them to rise to it. In February I attended The Leader’s Discipline™, a two-day training presented by Roy Group in Victoria,…
June 20, 2016 by Roy Group

Amore per la Qualità

By Ian Chisholm Five years ago, I sat across from Dave Mowat (former CEO, ATB Financial) at a long table in Edmonton's Caffè Sorrentino. What made the Italian spread in front of us particularly rewarding is that Dave and I had each captained…
September 1, 2015 by Roy Group

Rolling with Roy Group…for a Decade

By Brent Hesje About a decade ago, a bunch of tennis balls, some fascinating stories about The Isle of Skye and three questions made Fountain Tire an even better place. The impetus for this change came from what I had learned through a Roy…
February 1, 2015 by Roy Group
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Exploring the Shadows of Organizational Metaphors

By Ian Chisholm A poet’s work is all about creating a language big enough to represent both the world that you inhabit and the next, larger world that awaits you. – Lisa Burrell interviews David Whyte in “A Larger Language for Business,”…
October 1, 2014 by Roy Group